"Unfortunately, it's not healing the way we thought it would," head trainer Paul Lessard said. "He's unfortunately very frustrated, [but] I have to think about his arm for the future as well, not just the next four weeks. We're trying to figure out what's the best thing for him."
Bailey has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a strained flexor mass tendon. He could have a second PRP injection to help his healing, though that would delay his throwing scheduled by another week.
"I'd hate to say there's no chance, but I think because we're initiating baby steps that ... I don't know if he'll be ready by Sept. 4 or not. I have no idea. I really don't," manager Bryan Price said. "It's been a real gradual recovery, and it's an injury that needs -- more than anything, beyond strengthening and therapy -- it needs time to recover. ... We just haven't been able to force the recovery faster. There's just no quick fix to this quad problem to where he can play on it with the stability that's needed."
Votto remains without a timetable to rejoin the Reds.
"I've just got some stiffness that came up in Oakland and I'm dealing with it right now," Black said. "As it pertains with getting back in a game, I think it's day-to-day. I've got today off and we heated it up and got some medication going, and we'll hopefully knock it out real quick so it doesn't linger."
Black has been dealing with neck pain for the better part of a week and underwent an MRI Wednesday.
"There’s more bone spurs stuff than it is any other structural damage," manager Terry Collins said. "He’s fine otherwise I wouldn’t be pitching him. To quiet it down as we always know and it’s ligaments running across that bone spur flares up, so we got to quiet it down."
Mayberry has been out since July 21 with inflammation in his wrist, but he was able to work out with the team Wednesday. He's 4 for 22 with one home run in six games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley during his current rehab assignment.
The issue may cause Morris to miss only a few days after he had to be sent back to Miami Tuesday to be examined. The Marlins head to Atlanta for a weekend series, and it's possible the reliever joins them there. He owns a 1.76 ERA and 48:22 K:BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings.
Uribe has been recovering from a hamstring strain. He'll return to a .293/.320/.411 line with six home runs and 35 RBI in 304 at-bats.
Buehrle is owed $19 million next season, so there's a thought he'll pass through waivers unclaimed. If that's the case, Buehrle would be eligible to be traded to any team. He has a 3.41 ERA over 161 innings.
Gonzalez has been on a roll in his last few games, going 6 for 9 with a home run and seven RBI. He has hit .275/.334/.460 with 18 home runs and 90 RBI in 480 at-bats.
Rasmus has pitched out of the bullpen all season. He's posted a 2.68 ERA over 37 innings. Both Randy Wolf and Michael Roth are thought to be in the running for the start as well.